By Amuche Agbo
Following the attack of Ebonyi and Ezza North offices of Independent Electoral Commission INEC by hoodlums, Ebonyi State Government on Wednesday 19th May, 2021 vowed to query the two chairmen of the councils Hon. Chinyere Nwogbaga and Dr. Nora Oluchi Alo, Commissioner for local government chieftaincy matters and rural development Brr. Samuel Okoronkwo and the senior special assistant to the governor on Local government and State affairs Hon. Enekwachi Akpa over the attack and urged security agencies to as a matter of urgency fish out the perpetrators.
The State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation Brr. Orji Uchenna Orji disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly Executive council meeting held at old government house Abakaliki, the state capital.
The Commissioner said that Exco frowned at the government functionaries who would have helped in nipping the issue in the mud and would be queried for failing in their duties.
Orji announced the redeployment of the former chief of Staff Pastor Queen Elizabeth Agwu as the the principal secretary government house while the former principal secretary Chief Clement Nweke was to serve as the new commissioner for Housing and Urban Development.
He noted that the State Government had set up a committee chaired by Pastor Eze Eze Nwachukwu Eze and Rita Mary Okoro for testing four thousand persons of Hepatitis B and 2000 Women for cervical cancer respectively.
The Commissioner further noted that the State Government has signed an executive of 002, 2021 that would guide in the selection processes for town union leaders and traditional rulers saying that an executive order of 001, 2021 was also signed on the acquisition of the disputed land of
Enyigba in Abakaliki and Enyibichiri in Ikwo LGA’s measuring about thirty seven hectares.
The commissioner added that a delegated committee chaired by the speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru was set up on the ongoing review of 1999 constitution and maintained that that Exco members and other government functionaries were warned to take their duties seriously or face disciplinary measures.